Leadership Team

Mardit Matian


A mechanical engineer with a PhD from Imperial College London in the field of fuel cells, Mardit has 20+ years of working experience in the field of low/high temperature FCs including PEM/SOFC, production of hydrogen from electrolyzers, and reformers. He has worked in both specialised fuel cell companies in the UK and Switzerland, as well as large enterprises such as ABB, and has numerous patents to his name.  Mardit is EH Group's technical development and strategy lead.

Christopher Brandon


As an active macro and clean-tech investor, Christopher has a MA(Hons) Economics University of Edinburgh and began his career in 1995 at SBC/UBS Warburg as a foreign exchange proprietary trader in Geneva, London & Singapore.  In 2000, he co-founded a leading currency hedge fund, providing uncorrelated absolute returns to institutional clients, and raising over US $2bn over a 20-year period. Christopher is responsible for EH Group's finance and business strategy. 

Anand Vasappanavara

Principal Control/Automation Engineer

A mechanical engineer with an ME from the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and a BTech from IIT Madras, Anand has 16+ years of experience at major companies in the fields of renewable energy, oil/gas and the automotive industries in India and China. He is specialised in fuel cell, system and control/automation design with 7 patents in the field.

Alice Maffezzoli

Business Development Manager

With an MSc Electrical Engineering from the Universita di Pavia, and an MBA MIP Politecnico Milano (Italy), Alice has over 10+ years experience in sales & proposals of customized engineering systems, P&L control, analysis, international coordination and leadership.

Alexandre Chainho

Lead Fuel Cell Developer

With an Associate Degree in Automated Mechanical Systems from LEP (France), Alexandre is responsible for the design of new fuel cell concepts under development in the company. He has 19+ years of experience in low/ high temperature materials, assembly, system design and prototyping (3D-CAD design & assessment), draft & design of automotive assembly line components.  

Fuel Cell Squad

Julie Veya

Mechanical & Control Engineer

Levi op't Land

Fuel Cell System Engineer

Dr Isabel Vazquez

Electrochemist & Material Scientist

Gustavo Vallejo

Embedded Electrical Engineer

Dr Aris Papasavvas

Control Engineer

Mounir Roodenburg

Fuel Cell Simulation Engineer

Stephane Brayard

Product Development Technician

Chantal Adamson

Executive Assistant

Roseline Velluz

Production/ R&D Technician

Ryan Priest

Product Development Technician

Caroline Buchin

Product Technician

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Nigel Brandon


Imperial College London (ICL) Professor of electrochemistry; Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London Test

Dr Jan Van Herle

Senior Scientist

Senior Lecturer and Researcher Fuel Cells, Catalyst & Contamination - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Senior Advisory Board

Carl-Peter Forster

Former President of GM Europe, CEO of Tata Motors

A renowned automotive executive, Mr Forster was formerly President of GM Europe,and CEO of Tata Motors including its Jaguar Land Rover unit. He regularly advises EH Group on complex strategic, market and regulatory issues relating to decarbonisation of the mobility sector.

Bernard Sabrier

Swiss Entrepreneur / Group Chairman Unigestion SA

Group Chairman of specialist asset manager Unigestion since 1976, and President Famsa Foundation and Children Action. Co-founder of the Museum of Modern Art in Geneva and active on various boards and bodies including the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at LSE and the Global Commission on Science Missions for Sustainability.